La Tavola - Baltimore
For over 20 years, La Tavola has been a cornerstone in Baltimore’s Little Italy. When the neighbors are walking by, they always pause to watch Chef Carlo making pasta by hand. He then layers the pasta with his simple but delicious Bolognese and Bechamel. From this classic Ventenian style lasagna to his award winning Spaghetti Neri al Granchio, Ranked "Best Pasta Dish in Maryland" by the Daily Meal 2018, 2019, 2020, everything is made with love. The delectable three cheese cheesecake with chocolate chips on an oreo cookie crust leaves your taste buds craving for more.
Please inform us of any allergies or specialized diets as we will do out best to accommodate
**VEGETARIAN, VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE**
Socially Distant Dining at all times /
Private and Semi-Private Rooms available
My Hero Thursdays
Apr 15 - Jul 1, 2021
Sun 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM, Wed - Sat 3:45 PM - 10:15 PMTo honor our heroes - all First Responders including medical personal receive 20% off their entire check every Thursday evening
Small Plates Menu
Apr 11 - Jun 30, 2021
Sun 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM, Wed - Sat 3:45 PM - 10:15 PMSpecialty small plate menu plus discounted beverages for Happy Hour - Available Wednesday - Friday 4:00PM - 6:30PM and all day Sundays in the bar area
Half Price Wine Wednesdays
Apr 21 - Jul 1, 2021
Wed - Sat 3:45 PM - 10:15 PMCompliment your dinner with a bottle of wine at half price every Wednesday night.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Sample size of Chef Carlo's freshly made pasta
Fresh pasta layered with our simple yet delicious Bolognese and Bechamel sauce
Handmade pizzelle cookies molded into cannoli shells stuffed with a ricotta cream filling, pistachio, almond & dried fruit
Server was cheerful, helpful and obliged a special request. Gluten free pasta was excellent
Great food! Ate on street seating. Good experience all around. Pretty authentic Italian food. Will do again!
It was our wedding anniversary and they didn't acknowledge it at all (it was expressed in the reservation), I thought that was poor. The food was pretty good, don't know if I would make it one on top of the list visiting Baltimore,
Delicious food and friendly service. Their specialties are definitely in seafood Italian dishes.
Service was great! Quick and efficient and friendly! Food was very good!
The food was delicious and the service was very personal. My girlfriend and I had a marvelous time. We highly recommend that tiramisu
We were in town for my birthday. We made reservations, not sure if they would have been needed, it was not full when we arrived, but our table was waiting when we walked in. The service was wonderful. We had a lovely woman who knew the menu perfectly. We ended up ordering from the "Specials" menu both entrees and dessert. The Lamb was perfection, and the apple crisp dessert was worth the trip alone. It was a wonderful date night location. Wonderful food. Would definitely return if in the area.
Great house made gluten-free pasta! Very impressed.
Amazing authentic Italian dinner. The Burrata was divine and the home-made pasta perfection! Martini was cold and dirty, and dessert delicious!
Our meal was excellent. I got the bronzino served whole and my husband got the spaghetti Neri. Both were very good. Never a bad meal here. Delicious desserts of tiramisu and chocolate chip cheesecake.
My son’s graduation dinner and we had our dog with us. We were seated on the sidewalk in the shade- very nice. Food was terrific and the waitstaff was superb.
Food was delicious!! Service excellent.
Hidden gem in little Italy.
Very disappointed. Not sure if they were overwhelmed with customers or what. Chicken parm came with a “side” of vegetables that looked like they were sitting under a light for hours. Requested a side of pasta...$9.00 for a measly bowl of pasta!!!! I felt bad for the waiter he was running up and down stairs. would not recommend!!!
Had a surprise birthday dinner from my fiancé at this location last night and the entrees were phenomenal. The caviar could have used a bit more salt in the breading but outside of that it was really good. I will be back for that delicious lasagna soon!
Great service and, as always, outstanding food. Always will be one of our favorite places.
All menu items looked appealing. The dish Thai ordered was excellent. The same for my wife’s entree choice. We need to return to sample more of the menu.
Wonderful experience! We took our 3 kids and our waitress was amazing with them! From the second we stepped in the door, we felt like a valued customer. The food was exceptional! We can’t wait until we’re in Baltimore again so we can have a dinner there again.
Waiter ruined the evening. Manager made good but hard to recommend.
Food was amazing!
I love going to Little Italy mid week for dinner. For me, being back in Baltimore is a treat. I've been to many restaurants in this wonderful community but this was the first time for me. Geri, a friend, recommended this restaurant to me. I loved it. From the wine by the glass to the Antipasti Salad with Arugula to Seafood Linguine with spicy tomato sauce. A perfect end to the day. Thanks, Geri, for this recommendation.
Mother's day dinner really good would rather do the restaurant on a non holiday
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We had a good meal here. Its in Little Italy, close to the inner harbor and downtown. The service was good. Our food came surprisingly quick. We had an enjoyable meal.
So glad you had an enjoyable experience. Thank you for celebrating with us.
We had a fantastic meal with exceptional service at La Tavola. We will definitely return!
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We went to celebrate a graduation and they were so nice and thoughtful. The service and food was excellent. Will be back when we visit Baltimore again! And Wednesday was half off wine bottles!
Thank you so much for celebrating with us. We look forward to your next visit.
The service was very prompt. I got seated and served fairly quickly. My pasta was amazing. I got the seafood pasta with clams shrimp mussels, etc. It was meant to be spicy but absolutely wasn’t; very well seasoned.
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We had a very nice dinner here and will come again.
So glad you had an enjoyable experience. We look forward to your next visit.
Great classic Italian with a fresh and lighter flair. Everything was cooked and prepared perfectly. My uncke us a chicken parm fanatic, eating all over NYC area and he thought it was one of the best with eggplant. No hewvy ladden with cheese. My wife and I had the otcopus ink spaghetti with seafood. It was excellent. Grillee calamara and their saladsnwere also great.
So glad you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to your next visit.
My friends and I went to La Tavola for my birthday dinner, and the staff made it feel extra special. I ordered the bruschetta, ravioli alla crema, and tiramisu, and everything was delicious (as usual). I'm excited to go back soon.
Thank you so much for celebrating with us. We had a great time with your party and are so glad you enjoyed yourselves.
Above all, the service was fantastic. That’s what stood out about this restaurant for me.
Thank you so much. We are fortunate to have such an amazing staff.
Excellent! The appetizer eggplant rollini had the perfect fresh sauce, so I knew that the meal would be special. Grilled calamari was perfect, as was my wife's seafood with squid ink spaghetti. Cocktails, service...everything was just right. The entire meal, especially the dessert perfiterols, took me back to meals more than 50 years ago to my Sicilian grandmother's in Buffalo. La Tavola rates with the best Italian restaurants I've been to, from Buffalo to Brooklyn. Next time we're in the Baltimore area we'll be back!
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The place looks a little outdared but the food makes up for it. Had the lassagna and it was very good. Home made style sauce. The service was fast and nice.
I think you will like it!
Thank you for your feedback. The Lasagna Bolognese is one of our most popular selling items.
A little gem in Baltimore. Outstanding service and delicious food at La Tavola! Portion sizes were a little sparse for the price, but food was fantastic. We will return when back in Baltimore.
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Such amazing service! Our waiter was so gracious and made my best friends birthday so special!
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Great tasting food! It was served quickly (and still warm!) The staff was very friendly for our family of 5 - he projected the kids need (extra napkins, ketchup, crayons) stat! Yes, I bravely took a 2yr old out for fine dining and survived thanks to their excellent service! Will be back next staycation!
So glad you were able to join us. The little ones were so well behaved. We hope to see you again soon!
Great food, great chef, great service. Needs customers to recover from pandemic times--best Italian food I've had in Baltimore and I've tried most of the Italian restaurants in Baltimore.
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Great service. Nice restaurant
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Service was spectacular and food was tasty. Chef made a visit which is a nice treat to be able to ask any questions of the kitchen and the food. Pasta was perfect and the homemade cheesecake was heavenly. Highly recommend a visit to Little Italy and La Tavola.
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Truly, high quality fine Italian specialties! Home made pasta, fresh and tasty fish and seafood, amazing home made desserts. Chief Carlo and all staff super gently. Fine but familiar ambient. Unique, absolutely outstanding!
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Excellent service. Food was excellent and waiter was very knowledgeable and patient.
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Decided to try out La Tavola based on excellent reviews. The service was excellent. This is the place to go if you’re looking to really social distance- tables are no where near close together. They truly care about their customers. Ambience was very nice. We had a couple of cocktails- I asked our server if the bartender could make me a “rum special” because I didn’t see anything on the drink menu that I wanted and they came through- it was refreshing! We had a prosciutto flatbread appetizer as a starter. We also ordered the beef carpaccio but it never came out- didn’t make a big deal about it. I had the eggplant chicken Parm and it was very good. My bf had the “rockfish, mussels and scallops” special and he didn’t like it at all. He said half of it was under cooked and had no flavor, but he didn’t send it back because that’s not what we do. The ambiance, incredible service, safety protocols and everything else was great so that made up for it. Plus it’s more important to support small businesses right now.
I’m still rating LaTavola 5 stars because it was very good. I just wouldn’t recommend getting any “seafood specials” that are not on the regular menu. If you’re going for Italian, order Italian and you can’t go wrong. Overall, I would still recommend going. Such a great spot in Little Italy.
Last piece of advice: build in time to look for parking.
We are grateful for all the feedback. Hope to see you soon.